Category Archives: Militarism

Intellectual nonsense about Syria

There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence.

There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence.

There should be a discussion about international law here.

There should be a discussion of what is morally defensible in this case, even assuming for the sake of argument that President al-Assad is the worst guy on earth.

Why isn’t there – after so many years and so much human suffering and destruction?

We need a very different discourse about Syria – ASAP.




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The future of U.S.-Europe relations

“The Debate” with Jim Walsh, MIT and Jan Oberg, TFF

Lund, Sweden – May 30, 2017

Last night “The Debate” on PressTV was devoted to the future of European-US relations in the wake of the NATO Summit, President Trump’s words and omissions and the – historic – words, in particular, of Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately after.

Undoubtedly, we are at a turning point in these relations in general and for the NATO alliance in particular.

To discuss these issues – past, present and future perspectives – were Jim Walsh, senior research associate at MIT’s Security Studies Program, Massachusetts, and Jan Oberg, director of TFF, Lund.

Thanks to PressTV’s excellently structured program and interviewer we touched upon a series of aspects and dimensions around which we found both agreements and slight disagreements – all in a sober tone fit for public education and personal reflection.

We hope this debate will stimulate your own thoughts about the future of war, security and peace.

We’d be grateful for your sharing it to media people, students and other academics as well as to decision-makers in the field that you may know.

See it here – The Debate

NATO should be dissolved – 8 arguments

This is TFF Live on Facebook – the live broadcast I do now and then because live broadcasts have a much larger dissemination than articles, images, texts and Youtube videos.

You may find more here.

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I argue why I believe NATO belongs to the past and should have been dissolved when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact dissolved in 1989.

I also say a bit about what we need instead of what I now call the North Atlantic Treaty Outdated.



I feel very strongly about this. So if you like I am very grateful if you also share this post where you can. Thanks.

Discussing Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Here I am with my friends Donald, Bibi, Sara and Melania…
And speak a little about the stupidity of scapegoating Iran for everything, of giving Saudi Arabia even more weapons – and being bribed by it – of creating the preconditions for more warfare and about the fact that NATO is setting up shop in Kuwait and there are plans to have a Gulf NATO – something you can read much more about in my analysis Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria.
It’s a TFF PressInfo and you can subscribe to them too so they wing into your mailbox – very irregularly and not too often… write to PI@transnational.org – and they are free of course and many of the best things in life.

US-Saudi Arabia’s endless militarism

To hit Iran and Syria in the future?
Why is Saudi Arabia already the 3rd or 4th largest military spender on earth?
The Gulf Cooperation Council 10 times bigger than Iran?
Is NATO setting itself up in the Arab world?
And why is Denmark’s ambassador Ms. Merete Juhl in the United Arab Emirates the main coordinator of helping NATO expand into the Middle East=?

Safe zones in Syria – very problematic

Commenting on PressTV after President Erdogan’s and Putin’s meeting on May 3, 2017

May 1: Where are the workers in the struggle for peace? Nowhere it seems!